Crossing Things Off My List, Part Two

My favorite photo from the Cape May trip.
My favorite photo from the Cape May trip.

Back in the beginning of June, regular readers of this blog may recall I made a list of 10 things I wanted to do this summer. I checked in about a month later and had accomplished three things on the list (visit the Adirondacks, have steamers & beer, and go to an outdoor concert), had specific – now completed – plans to do two more (buy a grill and get back to doing yoga), and had done a sixth (have drinks on the waterfront), though not in the place I had intended, so it only gets partial credit.

With just about a month left in summer, I’m happy to report that I can cross two more items off the list: going to the beach and seeing a Caps rookie camp scrimmage.  I’ve also read two books – A Game of Thrones and Naked Heat (Nikki Heat #2) – toward my goal of five. And I doubt I’ll have any trouble getting through three more books (I think Thursday Next: First Among Sequels is up next so I can finally return it to sprite, who loaned it to me like a year ago) and going for drinks on the DC waterfront – my two half-done tasks – before Labor Day rolls around.

This leaves only one item on the list entirely untouched – going to the races at Saratoga. Until earlier today, I was pretty sure this was going to go down as the only abject failure from the list, but things are looking up now that my sister and I are hatching a plan for a quickie day trip during what will already be a whirlwind weekend jaunt to Binghamton to see her and James while they’re visiting Mom. Fingers crossed that it works out!

Of course, if I go 10-for-10 on this list, I might have to make a new list of plans as every new season arrives, to make sure I keep myself busy…

3 thoughts on “Crossing Things Off My List, Part Two

  1. Common Loon August 5, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Good job!!! Sa-ra-to-ga! Sa-ra-to-ga!

    If only I could get through any of the lists I make (jealous & tired *sigh*)…

  2. Shannon August 5, 2011 / 8:20 am

    When will you be in Saratoga?? (scheming going on in my head….)

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